As a child I spent many Sundays in catholic church. The mass was all in Latin and I wouldn’t know what they were saying so I would study the sculpture and bas relief, trying to imagine how to shape something like that. After having extensively researched making Polynesian stone tools, I felt a final test to understand the ergonomics of the tools could only come from using them. It was from this moment that I became captivated with sculpting.
My work is influenced from having been born and raised here, as well as stories and legends of Polynesia. Some of the projects that I have enjoyed have been creating continuous panels surrounding rooms and architectural features. Even some of my more abstract work incorporates Polynesian imagery.